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Ukraine pulls territory in the northern part of the country prior to negotiations in Istanbul

In Washington, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin “cannot maintain power” in support of President Biden’s unscripted comments in Poland over the weekend. tt represents a campaign to eliminate US policy changes or Russian leaders.

Western intelligence and others say Moscow seems to be changing tactics for the most concentration In the East Donbus region, where the invasion began after an attempt to defeat the capital Kyiv and other major cities was stalled.

Ukrainian troops have regained Trostyanets, a town south of Sumy, about 20 miles from Ukraine’s northeastern border with Russia, US senior defense officials said.

Irpin’s mayor Alexandra Marxin said in a video posted Monday that the area has been reclaimed and a “cleanup” is underway. He spoke from inside the car, wearing a green military-style vest and telling the suburban residents not to return yet. , Because the fight was going on.

Ukrainian military officials said in a Facebook post that several Russian troops had retreated across the border to Belarus and renewed their fighting capabilities toward Chernobyl in northern Ukraine, “due to serious losses.” Said to.

Despite the small benefits, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said there were no signs that Russia had completely overturned plans to hijack or attack Kyiv. The capital of Ukraine. ” Ukrainian Ministry of Defense official Sergei Rudskoy told reporters.

Rudskoy also provided updates on Russia’s losses that the Washington Post could not independently verify, with Russian troops offering 17,000 people, 1,694 armored vehicles, 586 tanks, 302 artillery systems, 95 rocket systems, 123 aircraft, and 66 drones. Said he lost. NATO estimated that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers were killed last week.

In a daily intelligence briefing by the British Department of Defense, Russian troops continue to move forward in southern Ukraine, making the most profits in the besieged city of Mariupol, but some units remain logistical and low morale. Said that he was suffering from.

Mayor Mariupol has again called for an emergency evacuation of the remaining 160,000 civilians in the city, who have lost basic supplies such as food and electricity for weeks under the Russian blockade and heavy bombardment.

However, Ukrainian officials said there was no immediate effort to evacuate civilians from the besieged city through the humanitarian corridor because of the “potential provocation” by Russian troops. Nonetheless, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Bereshuk posted a telegram on Monday morning, with 586 residents escaping Mariupol in their private cars on Sunday.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would like to meet Putin in a neutral country on Sunday and negotiate in a more reconciled tone prior to the talks in Turkey on Tuesday. A clear concession to Moscow, provided that Russian troops leave the country.

Remarks made in a rare interview with Russian journalists were quickly censored in Russia, where media control was tightened to protect the Kremlin’s story about the war.

Russian officials have downplayed expectations for the talks.

“We haven’t been able to talk about progress so far and will not talk about it,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a daily phone call with journalists on Monday.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres participates in a call for an immediate suspension in Ukraine on Monday to pave the way for “serious political negotiations” to discuss Turkey, Qatar, Israel, India, China, France and mediation plans. Germany.

Turkey is also calling for reduced conflicts. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Putin on Sunday that efforts were needed to improve the ceasefire and humanitarian conditions.

The approach to the conflict not only disrupted trade relations, but also issued a security alarm. The Turkish and Romanian Ministry of Defense have recently worked to neutralize potentially explosive mines amid concerns that living weapons could drift from the southern coast of Ukraine towards the Black Sea neighbors. I was able to do it. According to the statements of each ministry.

The Pentagon has announced that it will deploy an army of approximately 240 men and six naval electronic warfare aircraft in Germany to strengthen NATO’s forces in Eastern Europe.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, “It is not deployed for use against Russian troops in Ukraine. It is fully deployed in line with efforts to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defense. I have. “

Still, this move will probably offend Russia. Russia cites NATO enlargement in Europe as a pressure point in its decision to invade Ukraine. Kirby said the plane would not be used to disrupt Russian communications, but would help strengthen the security of Eastern Europe.

Analysts say Biden’s request to expel Putin over the weekend probably exacerbated tensions and reaffirmed the anti-American story in Moscow. He is not seeking a change of power in Moscow.

Since the invasion began, more than 3.8 million Ukrainians have fled to the EU, more than half of them children, EU officials say. Most of the refugees flow into neighboring countries, mainly Poland, and about 1 million people travel to other countries. EU NKVD Ylva Johansson said at a press conference in Brussels on Monday that it was a block-wide country.

According to Johansson, exits from Ukraine have been delayed, but daily arrivals have dropped from a peak of 100,000 to about 40,000.

In Russia, in the midst of Moscow, the fight over the use of foreign social media continued on Monday. A crackdown on sites that report information outside the official Kremlin story.

Robin Dixon and Mary Ilusina of Riga, Latvia, Emily Lauhala of Brussels, Annabel Timsit of Istanbul, Kareem Fahim, Zainep Karatas, Julian Mark of Washington, Brittany Chanmas and Mayte Fernandez in this report. Contributed.

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